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Posted by on Aug 23, 2017 in At Home With You Bundle | 8 comments

Welcome to InKing Royalty’s August Blog Hop!  Today’s Blog Hop is filled with projects inspired by some of our favorite Fall-themed products.  What fun!  Stampin’ Up!’s catalogs (both the Annual Catalog and soon-to-be-released Holiday Catalog) are filled with so many fun products for the Autumn holidays – and we are excited to share our creations with you today.  After you read my post, I hope you’ll hop over to the next person on the list at the base of this post.

I just have to take a moment and welcome our Guest Designer for the blog hop! Kim Jolly!!! Yeppie! Kim is a wonderful friend who makes the most amazing cards!!! If you don’t know Kim’s work, you are in for a special treat!!! Well, for that matter we all are!! Kim is awesome!! Welcome and I’m so happy you are hopping along with us!!!! 😍

I thought a lot about what I waned to share with you guys today, so many wonderful choices.  In the end I settled on At Home With You Bundle. A wonderful stamp and die set in the Annual Catalog. This set is perfect for seasonal cards.   It features a door and all the different things you need to decorate it during the year.

At Home With You Bundle

How fun is that ! I love how Stampin’ Up! Thinks of all the details!  The door mat, the lantern, and seasonal decorations really makes this stamp set special!!!  I paired the sunflowers, galvanized pot, and pumpkin image with the brick decorative mask.  

  • The sunflowers were stamped in Basic Black.  Then using colored Pencils(I used Prismacolor) color the images.  Finally die cut it with the coordinating dies.
  • The background is embossing paste with mixed metal gilding leaf added to it! I mixed a drop of Sahara Sand ink refill to some embossing paste. Added the color through the stencil. Finally, adding the leafing on top.
  • The linen thread added a little extra texture and interest to the card.
  • The sentiment is from Painted Harvest. This is an awesome stamp set in the up coming Holiday Catalog.  You are going to want it!!! Promise
  • The colors used are Cajun Craze, Crushed Curry,  Sahara Sand, and Basic Black

Each of your comments makes me smile! Please, comment HERE.

You guys know how much I am loving square cards right now!  This little square is 4 1/2 by 4 1/2 inches.  To make the card base cut your Crushed Curry card stock so that it is 4 1/2 by 9. Score and burnish at 4 1/2 inches on the 9 inch side.  The layers are as fallows, Gilded Whisper White 4 3/ 8 by 4 3/8 inches, Basic Black 4 1/8 by 4 1/8 inches, and Cajun Craze 4 by 4 inches.

The envelope was made using the envelope punch board.  Using the app Envelope Generator, I put in the size of card and it gives me the measurements I need to make an envelope with the punch board.  For this 4 1/2 by 4 1/2 card.  You need a 7 3/8 by 7 3/8 inches piece of card stock.  Then you will start punching and scoring at 3 5/8. Rotating after each punch and scoring series.  After all four sides are punched and scored, burnish each score line. The final step is to put it together.  I use tear and tape on the top flap.  So it is ready to go !!!

I have been wanting to share with you guys how I make all my gilded paper elements! I hope y’all enjoy.  It is a bit long (sorry) but, I had a lot I wanted to share with you.  The video shows you four different ways to use gilding in your paper projects. Gilding can be quite messy.  As you will see! I highly suggest a box lid or something similar to contain the mess.  Also, swifter cleaning wipes are quite handy! And, try not to have glue on your fingers 😬😘😂😮 I will say that my gilding love all started because of a video I saw by Jennifer McGuire. So, it’s all her fault if you get messy trying this 😜 It is well worth the mess. And the more you do the technique the better you will become at controlling the mess.

 Here’s up close pictures of the last two samples in the video!

The layered leaves dynamic embossing folder is perfect for adding little touches of gilding

The Naturly Eclectic Designer Series Paper lends itself quite perfectly to gilding. Maybe, because of it’s watercolor look?

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you’ll hop along to the next stop on the blog hopBrian King, Stamp With Brian There’s lots of inspiration to be found in this group – and you don’t want to miss it!

A new live class registration is open.  We will be using the Coffee Cafe’ and Merry Cafe’ stamp sets! The class is August 26th from 1-3 at Westside  Coffee Place & Café

​Thank you for hopping along with us. If you get stuck during the Blog Hop, please use this line-up as a guide:

 

  1. Brian King at Stamp with Brian
  2. Candy Ford at Stamp Candy
  3. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  4. Kim Jolley at Stampin’ Artfully
  5. Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie
  6. Robbye Hamilton at Miss Hammie’s Crafts
  7. Lisa Pretto at Ink Big Academy Stamps
  8. Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
  9. Robin Myren at Songbird Designs by Robin
  10. Racheal Shedeed at Bluebonnet Stampin’
  11. Shawn de Oliveira at Shawn Stamps
  12. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
  13. Jennifer Spiller at Westside Paper Creations

The Holiday Catalog goes live on September 1st!! If you would like a copy just let me know via email. I will be happy to send you one!

The Carols of Christmas Early Release is now available for you to purchase. You are going to love this set so much. It is my must have from the Holiday Catalog. It is amazing!!! So very easy to use and just simply perfect!!! It will remind you of why you love stamping in the first place. The stamp set pairs with the Card front builder dies! These dies rock!!!! They will make every Holiday Card sing in glory!!!!

There is a Paper Pumpkin sale going on and it is pretty sweet! This is definitely the time to join!!!

Here is the supply list.  If you have any questions about today’s card, products used, or Stampin’ Up! feel free to email me at westsidepapercreations@gmail.com

Price: $110.00

 

I am so happy to be apart of such a talented group! They make it awesome to be apart of Stampin’ Up!  I hope each of you will hop along with us today!!

✌-

Jennifer

Total Eclipse…

Posted by on Aug 21, 2017 in Beautiful You, Brushwork Alphabet, Eclipse, Jars of Love, Labeler Alphabet, Painted Autumn, Wood Words | 4 comments

It is finally here! Today is Total Solar Eclipse day! Yeppie!! We get to listen to Dark Side of the Moon and Total Eclipse of my Heart over and over!!! What fun 😬  Seriously, though it’s a big event in the USA.   I’m really excited about getting to see the Eclipse. No, no, I’m not going anywhere special to see it or look at it with out my eclipse glasses.  But, I am going to look at the shadows it creates on the ground through trees.  I plan on looking for some stars and planets that will be viable.  And well just enjoy the experience of a solar eclipse! It’s going to be fun watching all the people who have their head in a box.  literally in a box!!!!!   I just might be one of them!

 To celebrate the moon’s great photobomb moment, I made some cards featuring my own solar eclipse.  I have a whole little collection of cards.  So let’s get started.    

I love trying to stretch my supplies!  It is fun to see how just using a few supplies you can make several completely different cards.  Just by changing the design or shape of the card you get something completely new!

To make my eclipse I used the Painted Harvest Stamp Set. (Available Sep. 1)  I love this stamp set! It is just perfect for fall.  The sunflowers it creates are beautiful!  It also has a fern, leaves, and an acorn.

Painted Harvest

I also used a mask made from vellum and a 1 1/2 inch circle punch. The sentiment come from a variety of places.  Jar’s of Love has a tinny “you light up my life”   So many Shells has “miracles happen”   Beautiful You has “wishing you brighter days to come”   The hope and sunshine are dies from sunshine wishes.  There are some other really amazing sentiments in the Annual catalog that would be awesome for an Eclipse card. Expecially the High Tide and Watts of Occasions!

The cards all have a few things in common.  The Eclipse, the use of Whisper White, metallic, and Tranquil Tide.

This little mini card is 3 by 3! The card base is basic gray. The Designer Series Paper is Painted Autumn.   I took this card and added a few more layers to it to make a larger square card.  Both cards have the same design concept.

I love the little mini cards. They are just to adorable.  I also love that you can transform that mini card into a full size card. By just adding a background frame.

I added a copper layer to the original mini card.  Then added the Tangerine Tango Foil Frenzy paper to create a card base.

Both of these cards use the same basic card design.  The “miracles happen” card is a 4 bar card.  The total eclipse card is the same design popped up on a card base and copper twine added.   I used two different alphabet sets to create my own sentiment. Brushwork Alphabet and Labeler Alphabet.  I just couldn’t resist making a card that says Total Eclipse …of the heart.   

That adorable yellow heart is out of Wood Words!

The next two card use lots of the same elements but, they are arranged in a way on each card that makes each card their very own!

The hope is cut from the Soft Sky Foil Frenzy DSP.  Then is stacked on three Tranquil Tide hope die cuts. I used silver foil for one of the layers for some extra shine.  Though it looks more copper or gold in the picture. 

The sunshine die cut is stacked just like the hope.   The difference is that I used silver leafing with just a touch of gold and copper to guild the word.

To make the eclipse, stamp one of the two sunflower layers from Painted Harvest in Daffodil Delight.  Then I made a mask with vellum and a 1 1/2 inch punch.  Lade the mask over the flower and used a sponge dabber to add basic gray ink.  You can still see the yellow through the gray after it dries.  I think this added to the look of the eclipse.

Each of your comments makes me smile! Please, comment HERE.

If you would like to know more about the solar eclipse, including how to make your own solar glasses…

A new live class registration is open.  We will be using the Coffee Cafe’ and Merry Cafe’ stamp sets! The class is August 26th from 1-3 at Westside  Coffee Place & Café

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The Holiday Catalog goes live on September 1st!! If you would like a copy just let me know via email. I will be happy to send you one!

The Carols of Christmas Early Release is now available for you to purchase. You are going to love this set so much. It is my must have from the Holiday Catalog. It is amazing!!! So very easy to use and just simply perfect!!! It will remind you of why you love stamping in the first place. The stamp set pairs with the Card front builder dies! These dies rock!!!! They will make every Holiday Card sing in glory!!!!

There is a Paper Pumpkin sale going on and it is pretty sweet! This is definitely the time to join!!!

Here is the supply list.  If you have any questions about today’s card, products used, or Stampin’ Up! feel free to email me at westsidepapercreations@gmail.com

 

Price: $110.00

Supply List

I hope everyone has a safe day enjoying the eclipse. Here in North Alabama we will have about 98% coverage during totality of the eclipse. I know you know this but, don’t look at it directly unless you have the correct protection.  Have a great Eclipse Monday!

Peace be with you all-

 

Jennifer

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